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Faucaria candida

November 2017

Although its native habitat is not in the winter-rainfall area, F. candida can be grown outdoors in our part of California provided it is given sharp drainage and occasional water during the summer months.

Adromischus marianiae f. herrei

October 2017

Depending on the clone and the growing conditions, plants may be green, red, purple, or almost black, and the leaves can vary from short and almost round to lemon-shaped or more elongated.

Hesperaloe tenuifolia

September 2017

As with other species of Hesperaloe, H. tenuifolia has a long flowering period, beginning in the spring and continuing on through to the fall.

Gymnocalycium schickendantzii ssp. delaetii

August 2017

Gymnocalycium schickendantzii ssp. delaetii is summer-blooming, with flowers emerging mainly in December and January in its native habitat in Argentina.

Aloe shadensis

July 2017

The species is a relatively recent discovery, named in 2000 by an English woman named Sheila Collenette, who spent years recording the flora of Saudi Arabia.

Notocactus herteri ssp. roseoluteus

June 2017

Notocactus herteri ssp. roseoluteus flowers in late spring, beginning at the Ruth Bancroft in April or May, and ending in June.

Graptopetalum amethystinum

May 2017

The genus Echeveria is a large plant originating in Mexico.There are several related smaller groups of plants, one of these is the genus Graptopetalum.\

Thelocactus rinconensis

April 2017

Thelocactus is not a large genus and is native to Mexico. The largest species of all is Thelocactus rinconensis, which is found in Nueva Leon and Coahuila.

Echeveria colorata

March 2017

Echeverias, commonly called “hens and chicks”, are widely appreciated by California gardeners, both as potted plants and as bedding plants. Many of them have neat flower-like rosettes of leaves, and this is certainly true of Echeveria colorata, from the vicinity of Guadalajara in the Mexican state of Jalisco.

Encephalartos horridus

February 2017

Encephalartos horridus is a slow-growing plant which can live for centuries and it is much prized in horticulture for its stunning blue leaves. The leaves of Encephalartos horridus are several feet long and arch outward from the growing point. Each one has a cylindrical mid-rib, with spiky leaflets jutting out to either side.

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